Pilates has grown in popularity over the last years and isn’t only for Hollywood celebs anymore. It’s a complete workout for both the body and mind, and after having tried it a few times it has become my go-to workout.
We give you three reasons to why Pilates is pretty awesome:
Pilates is a great exercise when you want to strengthen your core muscles (and no, not just so you can get abs to show off). Since practically every motion you do requires you to activate your core, a strong and flexible one is key. It enhances balance and stability and will prevent injuries and ultimately give you a stronger back too.
Bye bye stress
Implementing Pilates into your weekly fitness routine can help you wave stress goodbye. Pilates is a very mindful form of exercise, so rather than blasting through high-intensity workouts you focus on each movement with a deep awareness and learn to breathe deeply. By doing so you slow your heart rate down and in that way also your mind. However, you activate your whole body, leaving you sore the day after (the good kind of sore of course).
Pilates is time efficient and the results show pretty fast (which is a motivator itself). It´s good for the whole body; building leaner muscles, improves core strength and flexibility. It boosts self-esteem and heightens your concentration.
Why not give it a go? Personally, I love Pilates because it helps me release tension, while working out at the same time.
By: Henriette Danielsen